Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was born in Prague in 1883 to middle-class, bourgeois Jewish parents. During his life he worked in accident insurance and it was only when his work was published posthumously that he became one of the most defining writers of his century, best known for his short stories including “The Metamorphosis, “In The Penal Colony, and “The Hunger Artist,” and his novels including The Trial and The Castle.

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“Light, Paper, Process” at the Getty
“Light, Paper, Process” at the Getty
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An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
An Artist’s Intervention in the Ebola Crisis
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann

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Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
Radio Hour: “The Look of Silence,” Diana Wagman, and D. W. Griffith
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Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
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Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium
Radio Hour: “Naked at Lunch,” Female Comedy Writers, and Vicious Disequilibrium